2011 North Carolina State Championships

2011 North Carolina State Championships

2011 North Carolina State Championships



Lax.com presents the North Carolina High School State Championships!!!

East Chapel Hill faces off against the Northwest Guilford Vikings in the finals for the NCHSAA

The Vikings dedicated the season to the late Chase Bunting, an outstanding defenseman and teammate who died in an accident in the fall. Northwest had dubbed its quest for the title the "Chase for the Championship," and it made for an emotional state final.

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number 11 had a good game!!! (nt)
    by (#270335) on 5/19/11 @9:43AM
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wow...
    by (#128836) on 5/19/11 @10:44AM
...and people thought the kentucky one was bad...
 
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FLIDS representin'
    by (#3651) on 5/19/11 @11:31AM

Goldsmith in NC, Goldberg in Florida - Levittown Division, Now Southern FLIDS
 
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Just looking at this video
    by (#285253) on 5/19/11 @12:22PM
Tells me that NC High School lacrosse as a whole isn't on par with many of the hotbeds in the country. Personally, I wouldn't call either of these teams the most talented in the state (this coupled with the fact that 2011 has been the weakest year overall for lacrosse in the state for a while). They have good coaches, a few key players, but most importantly the focus that it takes for a high school lacrosse team to succeed. I saw too many teams in NC with kids who, while they may be talented, just didn't care to put in the extra effort that is required to have a successful team.

With all that said, there have been some great lacrosse players to come out of NC. #11 on NW Guilford, Jay Goldsmith, is going to D3 Lynchburg College next year and will be an immediate contributor. At the Division 1 level, Tucker Hull at Navy is a Charlotte native and earned Patriot League ROY honors. Mike Sawyer from Loyola, also a Charlotte native, was the leading scorer for the Greyhounds. UNC defenseman Jordan Smith earned a starting spot midway through his freshman year, and is the first Tar Heel from NC to earn athletic scholarship money on that team. There are even more notable players in the Division 2 and 3 ranks, most notably Alex Burkhead at Roanoke and Tony Mendes at Salisbury. Those guys are going to be all-americans in their respective division. There are now native NC lacrosse players in the coaching ranks. Chris Fiefs, a Durham native, played at Maryland and is now an assistant coach for the UNC lacrosse team. Cory Coffman, another Durham native, played lacrosse at Loyola and is now an assistant coach at UPenn. There are a lot of other NC guys that I left out who are competing for playing time on college teams with players from hotbeds and storied programs.
 
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stop trying to hype this state up
    by (#234731) on 5/19/11 @2:11PM
dude you named like 7 players from the entire state. thats not even close to being impressive. In a real lacrosse state its not uncommon to hear teams with that kind of resumé for sending kids to play at the next level. I'm sorry but being from connecticut and seeing/playing real lacrosse there and then going on to play prep school ball this is a sad example of lacrosse. Lacrosse is supposed to be a fast game. This was like watching grass grow or paint dry. I almost fell asleep. 3 of the goals were open net because they cant catch and pass. This was overall terrible lacrosse. And the fact that this was a state championship makes it so much worse. I'm not one of those kids going around hating on other states lacrosse just because i come from a hotbed for the game but im sorry after seeing and playing real lacrosse i refuse to consider this good lax.
 
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RE: stop trying to hype this state up
    by (#285253) on 5/19/11 @4:59PM
Like I said in my first sentence, I don't consider NC lacrosse on par with Connecticut lacrosse. Lacrosse as a modern sport first took place at those prep schools in New England. Lacrosse has only been played on a competitive level in NC for a little over 10 years. The same can be said for most other southeastern lacrosse states.

I did point out those specific players because NC lacrosse has taken huge strides in only a few years and is already putting players into the highest levels of the sport and they are succeeding. What separates it from most of the other new and developing areas is that there are former players who are now joining the D1 coaching ranks. If you can't respect that, then you don't know how privileged you really are.
 
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    by (#234731) on 5/20/11 @3:45PM
understood and respect that. just needed a little clarification
 
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    by (#55396) on 5/19/11 @6:29PM
sick roth
 
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Slow-mo
    by (#271546) on 5/19/11 @12:51PM
either this is in slow motion or this was the worst state championship ever
 
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    by (#275448) on 5/19/11 @1:10PM
was thinking the same thing
 
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goalies
    by (#131237) on 5/19/11 @1:04PM
they goalies werent good at all
 
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northwest
    by (#285241) on 5/19/11 @1:31PM
everybody is hatin on northwest and all of NC lax..northwest is an amazing team and nobody should take away their victory
 
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    by (#241795) on 5/19/11 @2:08PM
Come to the tri-state area slime
 
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ewww
    by (#272315) on 5/19/11 @3:02PM
this is terrible...the soccer cleats (possibly vapors?) at the beginning immediately told me these teams were going to be gross. and if your defenseman actually just put a stick on the guys hands as he backs them down and scores a less that 40 mile and hour shot, then you seriously need to reconsider having lacrosse at your school. awful awful teams. enough said. how about lax.com get in your little van with your film equipment and drive to the Haverford vs. Lawrenceville game this saturday. will be the game of the year...
 
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    by (#243759) on 5/19/11 @4:09PM
They screw up the double team at 4:32 so badly.
 
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awful
    by (#282652) on 5/19/11 @4:20PM
ok this is really bad id like to see them play against a team in like maryland or new york
 
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    by (#245815) on 5/19/11 @5:41PM
I'm glad that lax.com is showing some youth games
 
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chill out
    by (#284170) on 5/19/11 @6:41PM
Lacrosse is a relatively new sport in NC, like he said so there's no reason to bash us like that. It had barely started 10 years ago and even then it was only a club sport, not sponsored by the state. It was only 2 years ago when it was recognized as a sanctioned high school sport. so relax, you should just be glad that the sport is spreading
 
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nc lacrosse
    by (#231691) on 5/19/11 @9:39PM
Im from north Carolina, and i'll admit this is bad lacrosse. But I feel a need to defend my state. So here some good lacrosse from NC.

http://vimeo.com/4738328

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQQ2N1uJRNU
 
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    by (#269885) on 5/19/11 @9:42PM
this is pathetic. i've seen better goalies in a MD high school girl's game. slow-motion is an understatement.
 
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NC LAX
    by (#239095) on 5/20/11 @9:23AM
Ok this is not the best NC has to offer. East played the worst game i have ever scene them play. NC's club teams have competed at a high level in the northern states.
 
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huh
    by (#273772) on 5/21/11 @9:04AM
this is the slowest lacrosse i've seen in awhile and i'm from ohio.
 
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This is not NC lacrosse
    by (#285790) on 5/23/11 @9:55PM
Okay, you people are assuming too much about the state from this video. Public school lacrosse in NC is nowhere near private school lacrosse in NC, period. Post the Country Day v. Durham Academy highlights and see what real NC lacrosse is, with *gasp* team defense.
 
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Jealous
    by (#231768) on 5/23/11 @11:36PM
I am detecting lots of jealousy in these posts. One thing to keep in mind is that it rained during the game. During the final minutes it poured. Rain = a wet, slick field = slower lacrosse.

Maybe one day Lax.com will post highlights of your high school team. Keep practicing.

Congratulations to Northwest on their victory!
 
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    by (#286047) on 5/26/11 @8:35AM
There are public NC schools that can compete with the private school scene. As for the majority of public schools you would be right. But RJ Reynolds, Western Guilford, Page, and Grimsley are just some of the public schools that can compete with the private schools.
 
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    by (#283545) on 5/24/11 @11:18AM
I remember 6th grade
 
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    by (#286340) on 5/29/11 @1:33PM
i remember the first time i played organized lax. this is just pathetic
 
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North Carolina Lacrosse
    by (#287390) on 6/08/11 @4:40PM


All right men. We all know Northeast lax is the best.

And I myself grew up in Maryland. I did grow up in the middle of no where Maryland, but nevertheless I saw some great lacrosse players in both Maryland and NC, and played against some who ended up going NCAA.

I moved to NC and played High School lax in NC. And there are some NC teams that are shit...but plenty that would compete in Maryland.

What I have to say about this movie is this:

1. This is the worst lacrosse game tape I have ever seen in my life.
2. North Carolina has way better lacrosse than these teams, it is sheer luck, or perhaps every team is shit this year in NC, that these two teams made it to the 'Ship.
3. Don't let this tape fool you...big name players come out of NC. I only know a couple because I played against them, but look'em up. They are sick. Mike Sawyer at Loyola, Tony Mendes at Salisbury, John Haus Maryland.

But ya... this is the worst lacrose game ever recorded.

 
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    by (#277979) on 7/04/11 @8:24PM
whats funny is mendes came from east too haha
 
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